How to Get Rid of Gas and Bloating

Are you one of those people who feels like you are always filled with gas and bloating? Maybe you wake up in the morning and feel fine, but then bloat up during the day...

As you know experiencing excessive amounts of gas, bloating, and flatulence can have a significant negative impact on your life. It can be embarrassing, it may influence what kinds of clothes you can wear and perhaps even cause you to avoid activities that you might enjoy.

You may find reassurance in the fact that this is not an unsolvable problem.You owe it to yourself to directly address these symptoms rather than just struggle in shame and silence. This comprehensive guide will help you to become an expert on what causes gas and bloating, as well as learn what can be done so that you are not so gassy all of the time. You may want to bookmark this page so as to have access to all of the helpful articles this page contains.

Causes of Gas and Bloating

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Your first step is to learn why your body may be giving you so much trouble in this area. Educating yourself about the factors that contribute to intestinal gas and bloating can help you to figure out what changes that you can make to resolve this embarrassing state of affairs. This article discusses some of things that cause us to experience gas in the first place:

This next set of articles will be helpful for you if you have been diagnosed with IBS. Each article covers a different aspect as to the relationship between IBS and gas and bloating:

What to Eat to Get Rid of Gas and Bloating

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Certain foods contain substances which are poorly digested. This means that their components are not absorbed into the bloodstream during the process of digestion. These components are therefore available to be fermented by intestinal bacteria, causing intestinal gas and bloat. This fermentation is actually good for our health, but it can become a problem when there is too much of it going on.

The following articles can give you a good sense of which foods are more likely to give you gas and which foods are less likely to contribute to your excessive gassiness:

If you have IBS, there is a research-tested diet that has been shown to be very effective in reducing the symptoms of gas and bloating. You can learn more about this diet here:

Other Ways to Get Rid of Gas and Bloating

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Reducing gas and bloating is not just about changing what you eat. Sometimes you need to make some simple behavioral changes. The following articles are filled with tips that can help you to find some fast relief:

Over-the-Counter Remedies

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Your drugstore will offer you a variety of remedies designed to reduce gas and bloating. You will see that many products contain simethicone - these can be effective for some people, but not for others. 

If you find that your gas and bloating is worse after eating beans or certain vegetables, you may find that Beano can be helpful.

If you are lactose intolerant, choose a lactase supplement.

Probiotics are supplements that can help to treat the underlying cause of your excessive gassiness by fostering a more optimal balance of your gut bacteria. The following articles can help to guide you in selecting a probiotic that is right for you:

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